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Reinforced Plastics news, September 2017

Automakers participate in ALMACO event

ALMACO has welcomed around 50 representatives of the automotive industry in Brazil to discuss new composites technologies.

Germany-based Bond-Laminates GmbH, which makes customized fiber composites, reports that it was founded 20 years ago.

Nonwovens organization EDANA has named the 15 students and researchers selected for the 2017 EDANA Nonwovens R&D Student Grant.

Kaman Corp reports that Richard R Barnhart, has been selected to lead the company’s aerospace segment, succeeding Gregory L Steiner.

The National Composites Centre in the UK has launched a composites technician apprenticeship.

Chemicals company Hexion has made the roof section of the world’s first catamaran with a totally carbon exterior.

A building and rollercoaster in Ferrari Land theme park in Spain features curved FRP composite wall cladding and roofing sections.

Composites UK plans to launch a new sub group focusing on sustainability.

The aerospace composites market size could surpass US€5 billion by 2024, according to a new research report by Global Market Insights (GMI).

DELO, a manufacturer of industrial adhesives based in Germany, plans to run two webinar for beginners and re-starters in the field of bonding technology.

Altair has acquired Componeering Inc, a Finland-based company which specializes in structural analysis and design of composite structures.

Burgmann Packings Composites, based in Ireland, has launched a new robot handling system for over-braiding a range of mandrels and cores.

Dave Hummel has retired as CEO of polyaryletherketone (PAEK) composite manufacturer Victrex after 24 years as CEO.

Hexcel has developed HexPly M77HF epoxy prepreg which could reduce cure cycles by up to 90% compared to standard epoxy prepregs.

AOC has announced a price increase in the amount of €100 per metric ton for all products sold in Europe.

After postponing the show due to Hurricane Irma, the organizers of CAMX 2017 have announced new 2017 dates.

Solvay reports that it will begin producing polyetherketoneketone (PEKK) polymers in the US early in 2018.

3A Composites company AirexBaltekBanova says that it has improved the stiffness and strength of its AIREX T92.60 core material by 6% to 17%.

Hexcel plans to launch a project to develop carbon fiber materials for large aerospace and automotive composite structures.

SGL Group reports that its sales from continuing operations was €435.3 million for the first half year, an increase of 15%.

SAE International says that a range of multimedia content covering advanced manufacturing is now online.

The Dow Chemical Company and E.I. du Pont de Nemours & Company (DuPont) report that they have successfully completed their merger.

Porcher Industries, which makes technical textiles and thermoplastic composites, has completed its acquisition of a new US plant.

Toray reports that it will be establishing a resin compound base in Europe for the first time.

Molded Fiber Glass Companies (MFG) says that it has had 20 years of operation in Gainesville, Texas, USA.

The organizers of CAMX have made the decision to postpone the show, due to the threat posed by Hurricane Irma to the state of Florida and Orlando.

Masterbond has developed a one component epoxy that can also be used for bonding and sealing.

The Institut für Textiltechnik (ITA) based at RWTH Aachen University in Germany plans to present a range of products at the Composites Europe show.

Diab Americas says that it has invested in additional stabilization chambers to support growing requirements for its HP foam cores.

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The US DOE has selected technology center Western Research Institute (WRI) to develop low cost carbon fiber components.

Composites and textiles provider Chomarat has developed FX, its new range of adhesive reinforcements.

Hexcel will give a presentation on new materials and adhesive for hybrid structures in the automotive industry at the Composites Europe show.

The ThermoPlastic Composites Research Center (TPRC), a not-for-profit organization based in the Netherlands, now includes polymer specialist Victrex.

Spirit AeroSystems says that it has made use of resin transfer molding (RTM) technology to introduce new work at the company's UK facility.

Royal DSM has developed materials for high-pressure composite tanks for hydrogen storage.

Hexagon Composites' subsidiary Hexagon Ragasco has received a new major order for LPG cylinders.

Hyperloop One says that its composite pod has successfully completed its second phase of testing.

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